Anttila tied it at 1 on a power play early in the second period, and the Finnish captain made it early in the third. Harri Pesonen added an insurance goal with finland vs russia hockey live minutes to play. I wasn't too nervous about it.
Russia and Finland will face off at on May 25 in Slovakia.
Theodore gave Canada a lead with left to play in the first.
Make sure to check out our predictions for the game down below! In another match, Finland has kicked Sweden out of the tournament, ending their hopes for a third consecutive World Cup.
The match will be a real fire on ice, as Finns would try their best to stand against the Russians. Their dominance in the tournament is unquestionable.
However, Finland has a chance if they're able to pierce through a somewhat dwindled Russian defence. However, They did come dangerously close to letting the Americans through. Nevertheless, Russian forwarders Yevgeni Dadonov and Nikita Kucherov have tied the score and then lead the team further.
The last effort of the US to pierce through the defense of Russia shows that it might their Achilles heel in the next semi-final match. Speaking of piercing through the defense, Finland is particularly good at it, especially this season. Just over a minute before the end of the match, Marko Anttila scored the fourth goal in a match with Sweden, tying the score.
Sakari Manninen followed up with another goal soon after, launching Finland into the semi-finals. Russians should definitely concentrate on defense if they don't want any sudden surprises.
Apart from that, the Finns would be a challenging, but not an unbeatable opponent.
Even though their last match ended in Finland's victory , Russians are yet to lose and are likely to learn from their mistakes on Saturday.